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Old 30-01-2015, 09:57   #1
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ANDROID TABLET NAV PROGRAM

I'm looking for a Android based charting & navigational program to use on a Samsung tablet 10.1. for trip planning and backup to chartplotter. Free charts would be a plus. The tablet has a built in GPS. Anybody have recommendations using Android based system. Thanks--Tim
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Old 30-01-2015, 12:26   #2
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I like MX Mariner.
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I have used Navionics on our local lakes.. I've seen other cruiser mention they use it on the ocean.

The newest version has many new features.

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+1 for Navionics - worked great as my chartplotter on my phone - screen almost as big as my old Garmin and much, much less $$$
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Old 30-01-2015, 13:01   #5
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I use both Navionics and NV Charts on two Android devices. In areas where I have chart coverage for both, I prefer the NV Charts. It shows wind gribs too, but seems to insist on downloading them itself, which isn't so great offshore. The Navionics app. offers great value in terms of chart areas per dollar. One of my concerns about Navionics is that it isn't clear if the charts are perpetual license or annual. Both do better for viewing charts than for following routes, although I believe Navionics offers an upgrade that is supposed to do that better.
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MX Mariner (raster charts) and Plan2Nav (C-Map vector charts). We use both on a Samsung 10" Android tablet, and FWIW sometimes also on a Nexus 7" Android tablet.


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Re: ANDROID TABLET NAV PROGRAM

We used NV Charts and I liked it.

They cover Caribbean to US East Coast, and parts of Europe (mostly N Europe).

App not perfect, but well within what I want from a mobile plotter.

If you want very large coverage you may opt for a Windows tablet with OpenCPN. The tablet is a cost (about USD 150) but the software and plenty of charts are free.

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Re: ANDROID TABLET NAV PROGRAM

+1 for Navionics. I use it on a 10" tablet.

The Sonar charts are really good and the new routing add-on makes it a great backup/ cross check for the primary nav.

Computer with nav software and autopilot interface at the internal nav station and Navioncs on a tablet in the cockpit ir a great combination.
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Use Nav on my samsung droid, and opencpn with noaa and cm93 charts on my laptop with a usb gps puck.
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Thanks for all the responses. I downloaded MX Mariner and charts for all of NY and New England so far. The program is almost free and charts are download by regions very easily( Free). Good beginning point. Still getting to know its functionality. It appears the geographic area & scope one sails in can make a big difference in a programs' suitability. Thanks again to those who responded....Tim PS- I'm also going to look at the Navionics and NV Apps.
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I have Navionics on my Sumsung tablet. Seems to me I had to buy the HD version for it to work. Love it. Better chart detail than my Garmin in the southwest Caribbean.
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Thanks for all the responses. I downloaded MX Mariner and charts for all of NY and New England so far. The program is almost free and charts are download by regions very easily( Free). Good beginning point. Still getting to know its functionality. It appears the geographic area & scope one sails in can make a big difference in a programs' suitability. Thanks again to those who responded....Tim PS- I'm also going to look at the Navionics and NV Apps.
You can also root your android, install linux using an android application free from Google Play, then install the current armhf version 4.0 .deb package available from here : http://www.4shared.com%2ffile%2fmqvb...-1_armhf.html/ and run OpenCPN. No other computer or device is necessary for this. Everything happens on your android. Android is not replaced and continues to work alongside Linux. You can switch back & forth between them. OpenCPN can use your device's built in, bluetooth or usb gps. Instructions how to do everything is here: Building on Motorola Xoom | Official OpenCPN Homepage
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So far, I've tried them all. Marine Navigator app, free, download OpenCpn All Free.
Works great on my Nexus 7.
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HI guys,

as far as I have seen, all Android APP as Navionics, NV, etc, are *paid*. Do you know of any free APP?

I am going to Caribbean Antilles and need an APP for my androids. May be if any of you has the Navionics Caribbean can share it with me? I have the Navionics Europe and would be very happy to share it with whomever needs it.

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